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mountaintops this weekend. maybe 2 to 4". >> stay warm. captions by: caption colorado good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, december 6th, 2013. the world honors the legacy of nelson mandela. former secretaries of state colin powell and james baker share their memories with us. plus, rock star bono on his friend's wisdom and courage. relentless cold batters much of the country. the ice storm threatens to disrupt the lives of millions. and one of the last survivors of what could be the most important treasure hunt history. but today, your world in 90 seconds. >> for me, he had hope, he represented freedom.
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so, today, i'm here to show i'm thankful for him! the world mourns the passing of an icon. >> nelson mandela died at his home surrounded by his family. >> went from the prison cell to the presidency with such unmatched grace. >> i think we try to prepare ourselves, but emotionally, it's not that easy. >> crowds gathering outside the home in johannesburg. ♪ >> he was a father figure to the nation. the one thing we all had in common. >> justice for all, let freedom ring. god bless. >> millions of americans are facing another big blast of winter weather. the november jobs report. 203,000 jobs added in november. the jobless rate fell to 7%. at the top of joe biden's
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agenda in south korea. >> trying to land in fierce winds in england. the captain tried to land twice, he had to abort. >> we've lost one of the most unflu unlun shl and courageous human beings. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the angels. >> how does a man maintain his strength, belief, integrity on an island where he's been sentenced to life in prison? >> there is nothing as inspiring as to know that -- ♪ by toyota. let's go places. jeerks toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs
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welcome to "cbs this morning." the world is welcome to cbs this morning. the world is celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the activist and political prisoner who became south africa's first black president died last nigh at the age of 95. >> he led his country out of apartheid into an era of diversity and democracy with a simple message of peace. mandela was born in 1980, the son of a tribal chief. his mother gave him an african name which means troublemaker. was a schoolteacher though who renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at the age of 23 and became one of the nation's first black lawyers. he was committed to the cause of peacefully ended racial segregation. conditions changed in 1960 following a massacre. for mandela, violence became an
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answer and just two years later, he was arrested and ultimately sentenced to life in prison. he spent 27 years behind bars. most of them in an eight foot square cell, but his spirit did not break and over time, mandela returned to a path of nonviolence and he reached out to the apartheid government. >> in 1990, when he was 71, nelson mandela won his freedom. he went on to share the nobel peace prize and become president of south africa. he became an inspiration to his country and to oppressed people around the world. >> mandela had been in poor health for months. he's being honored as a healer and conquerer of apartheid. this morning, south africa's president announced his funeral will be held a week from sunday. we're outside the home where the former president died last night. good morning. >> reporter: politicians and
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ordinary south african's alike flocked to nelson mandela's home today, including the country's most senior of leaders. jacob zuma visited the house today. >> we met on the second day of the passing of our beloved founding president. >> reporter: but it was last night that he had to deliver the saddest of news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. >> reporter: south africans, black and white, young and old, rich and poor, flocked to his home in the suburbs of johannesburg. tears of both sadness and joy will be shed here today. the family was summoned urgently to say their final good-byes last night. absent though from his bedside, younger daughters zindzi and zenani. they were in london attending a premier of mandela's wife with
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prince william and kate. zindzi unaware of the news she would soon receive. >> he's just old. >> an international news bulletins carried the sad news, leadinging figures at home and across the world paid tribute. desmond tutu in cape town. >> we have lost our father. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry on a visit to israel. >> madiba's long walk to freedom gave new meaning to character and to courage, and to forgiveness and human dignity. >> reporter: and there was respect from south african's last white president. >> he deserves the image of one of the greatest people on earth. during the passing. >> reporter: the tributes flowed far and wide. from china, japan, burma, france
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and more. ♪ but as the world pays tribute, the story of his life is really being toll here on the streets outside his home. flowers and messages of support continue to be dropped here at the mandela home. inside the house, cbs news has been told that nelson mandela's wife despite looking devastated, remains graceful under pressure as she sits in the house receiving a constant stream of dignitaries coming to pay respects. back to you. >> thank you. flags in washington are flying at half-staff. america's first black president is remembering one of his first heroes. major, good morning. >> they only met once. president obama was a new united states senator in 2005. nelson mandela, world statesman, retired from public life, but still the proud father of a new south africa.
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that meeting in washington was mr. obama's only opportunity to tell mandela in person how he inspired his own political activism. >> my very first political action, the first thing that i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of
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endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hold his moral compass. >> it falls to us as best we can to form the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future worthy of his sacrifice. >> president obama will travel to south africa for services for mandela and is expected to be one of many world leaders asked to eulogize the political prisoner who became president. >> colin powell witnessed an historic moment when mandela was sworn in. mandela's leadership that day set his country on a path to unity and inspired the world. the former secretary of state is in washington. general powell, good morning. >> good morning, charlie, how are you?
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>> remember the inauguration for us and why it's so touched you. >> i'll never forget it. it was a remarkable day. we were all assembled in front of the union halls and we waited and waited and waited until finally, the announcer said, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the new president of the republic of south africa, nelson mandela. i watched through the eyes of a soldier and what moved me was that the four commanders of the south african defense forces, all white gentlemen, led him up as a guard of honor and that truly showed the transfer of power, that they were accepting him as their commander in chief, black, white or otherwise. i was also deeply moved when mr. mande mandela recognized the men in the front row, who was r who were his jailers, sending a message that we will reconcile. there were a lot of leaders there and leaders from countries
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that didn't even know the meaning of democracy and were not inspired by nelson mandela. yet, they were there because they had supported him during the difficult times of the struggle and he was not abandening them now even though i'm sure he did not agree with their policies or approach to leading their countries. >> you know, it's interesting that you would point out his jailers were sitting there because he forgave them and they actually came to revere him. how do you think his time in prison shaped him as a leader? >> just imagine being there for 27 years and thinking and thinking and collecting your thoughts. sort of reminds you of martin luther king with what he did when he was in jail from time to time. a letter from a birmingham jail. so i think mandela realized who he was and what his mission was in life and what he said when he came out was that i do not want to get even. people said aren't you going to go after them now, aren't you going to take revenge.
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he said if i did that, i would still be in jail. you may recall there were a lot of disturbances after he came out and after he became president where some members of the black community wanted to get even and it was mandela who once again stood up and said, no, this is not the way to go. i always see him as the george washington, abraham lincoln and martin luther king of south africa. >> what did he teach you? >> humility. have a purpose. have a vision. be prepared to sacrifice. be prepared to listen to the other side. to try to find common areas of interest so you can move a country or a people or a cause forward. always be ready to change your mind, but never abandon your principles. >> when you think back of the time, that time and today, the legacy for south africa. >> the legacy for south africa is that they gave birth to a
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remarkable individual. who in his long life, brought south africa out of this terrible scene that was living under, this apartheid and he not only freed black south africans, he freed white south africans from the burden of carrying apartheid around and put south africa on the international stage as a democratic nation that has its difficulties as every emerging nation will have, but as a nation moving forward and will never forget the spirit he infused into this new nation and they will never forget him. his spirit will live on in south africa and throughout the world. >> you're right about that. what is the best way the world can honor him? >> by continuing to study his principles. he would not want personal honor. he would just want people to see what he did, follow his principles. believe in democracy. believe in freedom. believe in reconciling different points of view.
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that would be the greatest legacy for him. that's what he would appreciate the most. >> the interesting thing about him, we see a lot of pictures of him smiling. was the sense of humor he had and the quick notion of the moment. >> he had a quick laugh. every time i was with him, i had the privilege of being with him, always a warm handshake, twinkling eyes, how are you. there was an element of grace, humility, about the man, that touched everybody he came in contact with. we also have to say though that times were changing in south africa. and you needed somebody like an fw clerk. they knew they had to work together to keep this country together and to bring this country into a new era of peace and democracy of freedom. >> general, i was thinking about that because mandela negotiated with the apartheid government while in prison and he didn't even tell his anc colleagues that he was doing that. they negotiated for years in
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private in order to get this done. the persistence, the courage to do that was incredible. >> incredible courage and many occasions, he went against the leadership of the anc, the political movement. and didn't tell them or when he did tell them, he would essentially say i know this is not what you want me to do, but i feel it is the thing we must do and almost all instances, he was proven correct and he was somebody -- >> go ahead, had the respect of them so that they trusted him even though they had great reservations about the other side. >> they had great reservations. they argued with him. but never the less, he was so deserving of trust that even when they disagreed with him, they knew he was the leader and not the leader in a sense of i'm in charge, but in a sense of i am the purpose, the vision, the one who's going to get us there, so trust me. come along with me. walk with me and that was his great strength.
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>> thank you so much. >> we'll have much more on the life of nelson mandela and talk to james baker, the first high ranking official to meet with him after his release from prison. and bono remembers the man who became his friend and we'll hear from mandela himself in an interview from 1993 before he was elected president. and now, to the massive storm slamming the central u.s. millions of americans from the southern plains and the midwest are coping with with frigid temperatures. drivers in southern illinois face treacherous travel. they're calling today ice friday in texas. manuel, good morning. >> good morning. it was nearly 80 degrees here
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earlier this week. now, it's frigid. hundreds of flights have been canceled. that is impacting travel to dallas from airports in los angeles and san francisco. crews here are trying to keep major overpasses like these from freezing over, but you can see right here what they are dealing with. ice has formed on most everything here. >> the nasty mix of freezing rain and sleet began falling across parts of texas thursday, leaving cars and streets coated with slick ice. >> it's not too bad, but it's starting to set in now and the worst stuff is starting to come in. >> forecasters expect up to a half inch of freezing rain in the dallas ft. worth area alone with the wintry system also dumping snow in some sports. >> i just heard a real loud cracking sound. sounded like thunder. i said i know it's not thunder and lightning outside. i just got up and walked outside and saw the awning laying on the ground. >> drives are being warned to
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stay off the roads. despite warnings of dangerous driving conditions, dozens of spin outs and accidents have been reported. even after the freezing rain and snow passes, temperatures are expected to stay below freezing, meaning residents will have to battle the icy roads throughout weekend. throughout the morning, we have seen is glow of transformers blowing in the distance. nearly 200,000 people are without power. >> thank you. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. the dow is up at this hour. "usa today" says unemployment hit a five-year low, falling to 7% in november. that's down from 7.3% in october. the labor department says employers added 203,000 jobs. britain's financial times says joe biden is calling for calm. in seoul, biden warned south korea and japan that a
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miscalculation could lead to confrontation. >> "the new york times" says bill brattan will run the police department for a second time. he said he will lead differently and wants new yorkers to another freezing start to the day outside. these temperatures running down in the 20s and the 30s again right now 21 in fairfield. 23 in napa and santa rosa. 29 in livermore. 30s inside the bay. looks like toward the afternoon, we'll see temperatures again in the 40s and the 50s. but we'll see changes. clouds rolling in, chance of showers late in the day, could see snow over our mountains, a winter weather advisory going up in the east bay hills and the santa cruz mountains. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kohl's. kohl's. expect great things.
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u2 star bono shares a lifetime of memories of nelson mandela. >> he taught us in his demeanor and in his poetry how to see our captors. >> bono talks about the nobility and the mischief of a man who changed the world. >> we'll also meet one of nelson's closest american friends. nelson was best man at his wedding and godfather to his daughter. >> plus a school teacher who tried to make a difference in benghazi. the video he leaves behind after
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how does a man maintain his strength, his belief, his integrity on an island where he's been sentenced to life in pris prison? >> there is nothing as inspiring as to know that ideas for which you have sacrificed were to triumph in the end. >> that was nelson mandela in his 1993 conversation with charlie on pbs. he said that even from behind bars, he was fully aware of those on the outside fighting for the liberation of south africa. it was a source of inspiration and moral for him. welcome back to "cbs this
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morning." incredible interview then from 1993. >> 20 years ago. it was extraordinary. there was such a sense about this man of no one i've ever met like the sense of bearing and dignity and presence. and i had a chance to meet him three times. we'll talk about that later. bono knew him as well. he pays tribute to mandela in a special issue of "time" magazine. earlier this year, we sat down with bono and he told us how his own activism was inspired by mandela at an early age. >> i've been working for nelson mandela for pretty much my whole life. since i was 18. u2 did its first anti apartheid gig. his instruction, he made that incredible speech at trafalgar
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square, where he said the fight against extreme poverty is an act of justice and that poverty, like apartheid, is not natural. it's manmade. and you know, you must be that generation that takes that on, so that's been my instruction book. i suppose i got to know him over the years and receive his guidance and his wisdom over the years and even those last moments, this incredible defiance. the man who would stand up for an entire day in a courtroom to make a protest over the fact that there were no african blacks in the room. he wanted everyone to see that an older man could stand up and not have to sit down. a genius. of the higher ground. people, i'm not sure if people understand that he, he had an
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operation on his tear ducts because when he worked on robin island in the salt mines, the salt sort of burned out his tear ducts, so this man, this figure that will be remembered not just in south africa, not just in africa, but from china, asia, everywhere, the man who could move so many people to tears, himself could not cry. and i don't know why that just really sticks with me, but that's defiance and humor. wicked sense of humor. oh, what would you want to speak to an old man like me for? >> i'm struck by two things. one is a sense of justice, which image of you and forgiveness.
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sitting in the front row of his inaugural were his jailers. colin powell said to me, he saw them there and he said to south african sitting next to him, who are those men? and they said, he wanted his jailers to be in the front row. forgiveness. there was also reconciliation which took place because of him and it seems to me that if there was not a word for dignity, nelson mandela would have defined it. cle clearly courage. >> humor. mischief. i mean, and i think by the way and tutu, his partner, is the same. there's mischief in those eyes. they're refusing to be saints and they are a defining moment of all our lives was nelson
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mandela's freedom. >> so, there was always a sense of being able to see, to see the entirety of the context of everybody's life. >> but a great, great, great, great, great boss to have. if you're going to be told what to do -- >> let it be nelson mandela. >> thank you. >> he had a great sense of humor. >> i was very blessed because he loved oprah winfrey and oprah winfrey loved him and because of that, he was so gracious to everyone that came with her and we had the privilege of having dinner at his house, my children and i and i remember a moment at dinner, there was a dinner, very private dinner and my son will at the time, said, mr. mandela and you have to moment where you go, oh, my god, what are you going to say? will you please pass the peas.
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of course. he loved children, he loved people and while we knew it was coming, there was such a sense of loss and a body blow when i saw the news yesterday. it is a time to remember and celebrate and we're going to do that today with one of nelson mandela's close friends. the president and ceo of img artists. mandela served as god father to his daughter and he was best man at your wedding. i know last night, you had talked to members of the inner circle. what are they saying to you? >> it's very interesting because really after six months since june 8th, that the chief as we call him, was struggling. there was profound sadness, but everybody felt to rejoice as well. so, you know, there was a duality because of while, when you get that final call that it really hits you in the stomach for all of us, but then all of a
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sudden, moments later, you get these waves of joy because you reflect on who he was and his teachings to you. it was very sweet. so i think everybody has a heavy heart around the world and especially in south africa, but i think also there's an equal outpouring of real joy and festivity. >> yes, i feel that, too. >> many people have seen the public mandela. but you got to see the private mandela. how was he different than those who saw him only in terms of what they read or saw in pictures? >> you know, the one great thing, it was his authenticity and he really never changed, but the beautiful thing about what you knew about him in private is that he was very human. so you know, you could see him mad and he had no problem being mad. you could see him joyful. see him being self-effacing, playful. you could see him being flirtatious, which he was all the time. i remember the first time my mother came over to south africa
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and i took my mother to see him at the house and i walked in and you know, it was a big moment because my mother hadn't met him and he had these big chubby fingers like sausages and he waved his finger at me and he says, you know, you have done me a great disservice today that you bring such a young, beautiful woman to my house because now all the young boys in the neighborhood will be jealous. >> did you ever see him lose his temper? >> yeah, not a yell or a scream, but i remember once, i was kind of on his flank because we were doing a state dinner for an africa head of state who had promised him some contribuions to the nelson mandela children's fund and let's just say that the contributions didn't come in according to the schedule and you know, if you made a promise to madiba, he held you to his promise. he was very principled that way. when the head of state walked away after the photo op, he turned to me and said, what a jerk. that made me feel so great
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because it was so human that it you know, when you have these great world leaders, when you have these great moral authorities, they're put on such a pedestal you don't think you have any way to relate to them, but mandela just had that beautiful way that for little children, truly, if you were 4 or 94, he was, he had a way to relate to you. >> so how come you had such a remarkable friendship? how did you get to know him? >> we met on his historic first visit to new york and i participated in the lodgistics for his visit, the hotel side of the equation and robert deniro hosted a beautiful dinner for him and we became very acquainted and he said to me, would you consider helping me in south africa? and -- >> your wife is south african. >> yes, my divine wife was born and raised in cape town. very dear with madiba and after
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several conversation, he said, will you consider helping me in south africa? when i was 13, dr. martin luther king was assassinated, so i decided to move over to south africa and help him. >> great. thank you. >> and the american teacher that was shot and killed in benghazi made a video sharing his reasons for going to such a dangerous place where u.s. citizens will look at his message. that's next right here on "cbs this morning." ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday.
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was that the toughest day a, this morning, students in benghazi, libya, and the family here at home are in grief after the murder of an american teacher. 33-year-old ronald smith was
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shot and killed thursday at the u.s. consulate. now, we're getting a look at the video in which he explains why he made the fateful move to benghazi. >> good morning. u.s. officials do not know yet who killed ronny smith or why. it's not yet clear if the teacher was deliberately targeted by islamic militants and perhaps was the random victim of another crime. >> he and his wife went to north africa motivated by fate. >> want to go where no one could find a church if they wanted to. where no one has access to this gospel. >> they made this video for the church they left behind in austin, texas. >> it's intimidating to think that one day, you could be spending your life here and that is not easy for me to consider. this as i was driving around
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yesterday, i'm thinking about the world and i live in a place like this where the culture is so different than my own. >> but he adapted and even learned arabic. he took a job teaching chemis y chemistry. >> he just came to libya to help the students. >> on thursday as he was jogging along this benghazi street, smith was shot and killed by gunmen riding in a black jeep. no one has claimed responsibility, but suspiciouses are focused on islamic militants. since attacks in benghazi that killed chris stephens and three others, westerners have been targeted. in june, the u.s. state department warned americans against traveling to benghazi. >> we are working with those authorities to obtain the facts related to the case, which again, there are many unknowns right now. >> smith was aware of potential dangers, but in the message to
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his church, he said religious convictions gave him strength. >> ultimately at the end of the day, god brought me here and i'm needed here for a purpose and my weakness, my fatigue, my impatience can't get in the way of what god wants to do in my life. >> now, smith's wife and young son were not in benghazi when that happened on thursday. they had returned to the u.s. for the holidays. smith was planning to join them in texas after his libyan another freezing start to the day outside. these temperatures running down in the 20s and the 30s again right now 21 in fairfield. 23 in napa and santa rosa. 29 in livermore. 30s inside the bay. looks like toward the afternoon, we'll see temperatures again in the 40s and the 50s. but we'll see changes. clouds rolling in, chance of showers late in the day, could see snow over our mountains, a winter weather advisory going up in the east bay hills and the santa cruz mountains.
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. a driver crashes into the back of a police cruiser in san jose then tried to run. a security guard at a nearby hotel tackled the suspect before he got away. the officer and driver were hurt and went to the hospital. glass and mangled cars are blocking the intersection of san carlos and almaden. >> tow crews are out there now. until the in downtown san jose. a lot -- this is in downtown san jose. a lot of people in the area, they are hoping to get the investigation wrapped up in the next half hour, 8:30 again in the meantime, west san carlos and almaden that intersection shut down. bay bridge metering lights are on. it's jammed up towards the end of the parking lot.
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so hey, this is "friday light." it's actually looking okay this morning coming into san francisco from the east bay. the nimitz also moving better than usual even though it's starting to slow a little near the oakland coliseum. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." lawrence has a check of your cool weekend weather forecast after this break. ,,,,
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♪ good morning to you. 8:00 in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we're learning more about the funeral for nelson mandela as the world pays tribute to a man of courage and peace. when he left prison, james baker met with him. this morning, the secretary remembers the prisoner who became a statesman. plus nelson mandela talks with charlie about one of his favorite roles, grandfather. here's a look at today's eye-opener@8. >> slow long as i live, i'll do my best to learn from him. >> president obama was expected to be among many world leaders to eulogize him. >> messages of support are being
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dropped off inside the home. >> he may be gone physically but his spirit will live on forever in south africa and throughout the world. >> nearly 80 degrees earlier this week, now it's frigid. crews here are trying to keep major overpasses like these from freezing over. >> u.s. officials do not know yet who killed ronnie smith or why. it's not yet clear if the young american teacher was deliberately targeted by islamic militants or perhaps was simply the random victim of another crime. >> we all knew it was coming, there still was such a sense of loss and body blow when i saw the news. >> everybody has a heavy heart around the world, but i think also there's an equal outpouring of real joy and festivity. >> it seems to me that if there was not a word for dignity, nelson mandela would have defined it. >> defined. and wicked sense of humor. oh, why would you want to speak to an old man like me for?
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>> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. millions of south africans this morning are celebrating the life of nelson mandela, the country's president jacob zuma visited the mandela home this morning. he announced a state funeral will be held sunday, december 15th. >> mandela will be laid to rest in the village of qunu. that's where he was born. alphonso von marsh. >> reporter: they're coming to grips with the news that nelson mandela, the man achks etly known as man deeb -- madiba has died. >> it was around midnight south african time when jacob zuma announced the news. >> our nation has lost its
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greatest son. >> reporter: nelson mandela, he said, passed on peacefully in the company of his family. >> he is now resting. >> reporter: south africans, black and white, young and old, rich and poor, flocked to his home in the suburbs of johannesburg, mourned equally by all, tears of both sadness and joy will be shed here today. absent from his bedsign, zindzi and zenani. they were attending a premiere of a movie of mandela's life. unaware of the news. >> he's fine, thank you. he's just old. >> reporter: prince william was among the first to express condolences. >> the extremely tragic news. we're just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man mr. mandela was. >> reporter: as word spread u.s. leaders paid tribute including joe biden traveling in south korea. >> his courage was undeniable
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and his loyalty to all the people, all the people of south africa was redeeming, not just for him but for south africa. >> reporter: and archbishop desmond tutu in capetown. >> we have lost our father. >> reporter: pope francis reflected on mandela's legacy in a statement. i pray the late president's example will inspire generations of south africans to put justice and common good at the forefront of their political aspirations. here south africans are hoping for the opportunity to express their own condolences at an anticipated series of memorial services. charlie, gayle, norah? >> alphonso, thanks. president obama will go to south africa for mandela's services. he's expected to deliver a you'll only eulogy. >> more than could be expected
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of my man. and today he's gone home. and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> president obama met mandela in 2005 when he was a senator. when the president visited south africa earlier this year, president mandela was too ill to meet with him. >> james baker was the first american official to meet with nelson mandela after his release from prison. secretary baker's with us now from the baker institute at houston's rice university. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> mr. secretary, tell us what it was like when you met nelson mandela that first time? what were your impressions of him? how did he surprise you? >> well, my impressions of him were that he was a man of endearing and enduring dignity,
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very soft spoken, but very committed to the revolution that had been the focus of his adult life. i was also surprised, quite frankly, by the kind words he had for the last apartheid president of south africa, f.w. de klerk. in that meeting i had in march of 1990, it occurred, as a matter of fact, at the independence celebration of the independence of the state of the country of namibia. mandela said, i have read f.w. de klerk's speeches, and i feel like i'm dealing with a man of integrity. i'm not sure they'd met at that time. in fact, i think they had not. but the two of them cooperated to see the peaceful transition of power in south africa and the end of apartheid in south africa.
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>> secretary, you've compared nelson mandela to the founders of our own country. you've compared him to washington, jefferson, adams. why? >> well, because i think he's a man of that significant greatness, if you will. i met with a lot of people during my tenure in public service, and i met with none who deserved the acolation "great" than nelson mandela. he was an icon of human rights, he was an icon of freedom, he was an icon of reconciliation and forgiveness, if you will, having forgiven his captors of 27 years. and i just think he was an inordinately special type of leader. he was one of the few leaders that i can remember who made the successful transition from being a revolutionary to being a
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statesman. and he was indeed quite a statesman. >> mr. secretary, you said that f.w. de klerk said to you, that i'm probably going to be the last white president, and there was no doubt in your mind that he might have been talking about nelson mandela. i want you to talk about that for a second if you could and what do you see as the future of south africa without him? >> well, i think that it was quite startling to me, actually. i left that meeting with mandela in namibia and went to pretoria, the capital of south africa to meet with de klerk and my only discordant moment was that i was going to meet with de klerk. of course, mandela had just gotten out of prison, and he was disappointed that the american secretary of state would be meeting with the apartheid president of south africa. he thought it was the wrong thing to do. but we were of the view that we could constructively engage with
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that president in order to encourage him to change and to, in effect, give up power and opt for a majority rule. and that's what he did. i went from winhook to pretoria, met with f.w. de klerk. at the end of our meeting he said i'd like to have a private conversation with you, if that's all right. just the two of us went into another room. he said, mr. secretary, i am going to be the last white president of south africa. i thought that was a rather startling statement that he had not said that publicly before. and he and nelson mandela worked to bring about peaceful change under the most difficult of circumstances that are in south africa. what is the future of south africa without nelson mandela? well, i think a lot of the ground work has been laid by him
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and his followers and i'm optimistic about the future of south africa. there are a lot of things that need to be done economically, of course, but at least there is now freedom and a form of democracy there in south africa. >> all right, secretary baker, we thank you.,,
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why does nelson mandela's life mean so much to so many different kinds of we'll talk to mandela's biographer and friend of 30 years plus bob simon of "60 minutes" who was there for mandela's historic walk to freedom. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ i will be king ♪ and you ♪ you will be queen ♪ savor the season with the rich, irresistible flavors of mccafé lattes and mochas -- all made with 100%
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world war ii is a story of the brave men and women known as the monuments men. that's why i'm honored today to introduce legislation recognizing these heroes with a congressional gold medal. >> texas congresswoman kay granger is hoping to draw attention to a special military unit. only a handful of survivors remain. mark strassmann looks at how washington and hollywood are working to ensure their story is not lost to history. >> reporter: the nazi looting of europe was the greatest art heist of all time. extraordinary works, michaelangelos, da vincis and ver meers and ordinary art, too, were stolen and stashed in hitler's germany. nothing was too big or too sacred. it was these soldiers, the monuments men, who saved centuries of european cull our. robert edsel's book chronicles their search for nazi plunder. >> most of them have incredibly
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accomplished careers and they found themselves unintentionally as treasure hunters trying to track down millions of cultural objects that been sold by the nazis. >> reporter: the greatest treasure hunt of all time. >> a staggering achievement. >> time to put a team together and do our best to protect bridges, buildings and art before the nazis destroy everything. >> reporter: "monuments men" the movie, based on edsel's book, will be released next february. george clooney stars in the efforts to track down stolen nazi art. like the neuschwanstein castle in germany. it took them six weeks to unload all the stock in the altossy salt mine, they uncovered michelangelo's bruges madonna, the ghent altarpiece.
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harry ettlinger, now 87, is one of three surviving monuments men. you're a german jew forced to leave germany who goes back to germany to help with the war effort. >> i went back as an american soldier, not as a german jewish soldier. >> reporter: ettlinger was 19 in 1945 and knew little about art, but he spoke fluent german. >> they had wooden cases marked with initials. >> reporter: and what was inside? >> paintings, sculptures, books. >> reporter: a tremendous find. >> a tremendous checked. it gave us a good feeling. >> reporter: instead of keeping the art as a spoil of war, you helped return the art to its rightful owners. >> unique in the history of civilization. >> reporter: no country had ever done that before. >> they supervised the return of 5 million, 5 million stolen
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objects to the countries from which these things were taken. >> reporter: paintings were returned to museums. >> there it is. >> reporter: works you can see today. >> parc monceau. this claude monet painting is one at the new york metropolitan museum of art along with this van goyen landscape and soap bubbles. hitler wants this one. >> he wants the best of the best of the things he decides are the best. >> reporter: the nazis not only stole from museums but also from thousands of families. to recover the possessions including the artwork of families just like yours must have really connected with you? >> absolutely. i ended up being able to come along and recover my grandfather's collection of 3,000 prints, some of them are hanging in my apartment right now. >> reporter: this was rye of
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works stolen by the nazis have still never been f like rafael's portrait of a young man. >> i think the treasure hunt's really just beginning. >> reporter: world war ii's battlefields were a landscape of loss, but for the monuments men, their legacy is the treasures they saved. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann, new york. >> an amazing story. >> and they deserve recognition. >> and so unexpected. a story i think most people, myself included, never have heard. now i really want to see that movie. incredible. coming up, the personal side of nelson mandela. we'll look back at his interview with charlie and the challenges of trying to be a grandfather to both his family and the people of south africa. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ i walked across an empty
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land ♪ ♪ i knew the your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald it's 8:25. time for some news headlines. a special task force will conduct an independent review of racial harassment of a san jose state student. four white students are accused of tormenting their black roommate. a task force set up by the university president will look into existing rules and make recommendations for changes. an investigation is under way into the construction of a barge by google on san francisco bay. google reportedly plans to open a floating retail store. a special commission is looking into whether google and the owners of a pier on treasure island have the necessary permits. the batkid returns to san francisco. 5-year-old miles scott of siskiyou county saved the city from evil villains last month. that was his dream as he
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battled and then beat cancer. miles will be back tomorrow to help with the make a wish 5k walk/run at the aquatic park. stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. those streets in downtown san jose have reopened. there was an earlier crash involving a san jose police cruiser and there was an investigation. everything reopened about a half hour ago at west san carlos and almaden. outside we go and here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights remain on
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but obviously this is extra "friday light." a lot of folks taking days off maybe for the holidays. never got super backed up and right now there's barely a delay at all coming into san francisco. it's also much better than normal on westbound 580 through the altamont pass and livermore. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." for your frosty forecast, here's lawrence. >> yeah, got to keep moving to stay warm today. another very cold start to the day outside. temperatures in the 20s and the 30s. out the door we go, mostly clear skies into san jose. they are sitting at 37 degrees. it's 36 in redwood city. but 20s in the interior valleys. looks like those clouds begin to move in already and more of that toward the afternoon. in fact, highs only going to be in the 40s and the 50s. and then there's a chance of some showers late in the day. looks like things will get cold overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. so there's a chance we could see a couple of snowflakes too winter weather advisory in the santa cruz mountains up to 4" of snow by tomorrow morning. ,,,,,,,,
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after 27 years his head was high and his fist was clenched. nelson mandela walked out of victor verster prison today flanked by his first lady and the men hired to protect him. there they were the south african state police protecting the man who was once the most wanted man in africa. >> that was february 11, 1990. bob steinman was in south africa on that historic day when nelson mandela left victor verster prison. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> bob simon is with us. he covered mandela's election as south africa's first president under democratic rule. >> and he wrote the biography
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"mandela's way." he also wrote mandela's obituary for "time" magazine. be also have poet yvette christianse. he's at barnard college. but first mandela reflects on his life as a grandfather in our 1993 interview from our pbs program. do you love your country more than you love anything? >> well, that is difficult. i've got a family and i've got children. >> but it's almost like you're married to your country and destiny has made this marriage and you have no choice. >> it's inconceivable for me to love anybody more than my children and my grandchildren. i've got a grandson who will turn 4 in september. i asked him on your birthday,
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what do you want me to buy for you? he said, i want a motor car. i said, let's go to the shops. we went. he was holding my hand, my left hand. and we went into the shop which sells model cars. they shook my hand. now, he left and came to grab this hand. i said to him, can you hold this hand, he said, no, he held this hand because he saw me greeting other people with this hand. i stopped to be his grandfather and was now a grandfather of people he did not know. he was so upset that even when he entered the shop with
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vehicles, with models, he was no longer. that's the type of experience we're having. a grandfather who is a grandfather not of my grandson but of the people around. it's a very painful experience. but nevertheless, and the hope that your children and grandchildren will understand. >> bob simon, richard stengel and yvette christianse, i'm pleased to have each of you here. rick stengel deserved a lot of credit for that. >> i'm going to embarrass you on air. because as much as i love you, i loved your executive producer peter kaufman.
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and i did that as a favor for peter and for you. but what happened, what people don't know, is when he traveled abroad he always stayed on south african time. so at that -- it was the afternoon. remember when he sat down in the chair, my heart sank because he went like this. nelson mandela's falling asleep at charlie's interview, and then he did wake up. and then that very officialous pr person who was looking at his watch and saying we have to finish and he has to go. >> but it was a lovely, personal interview and you really brought out that side of him. >> thank you for that tribute to peter's friendship with you that resulted in that. nelson mandela, everybody is asking the same question, who is this man and what was his legacy. and we asked you to remember that each of you through your own personal observations starts with you. >> massive and worldwide and historic. but i did know him as a person. i remember him once saying that, you know, there are many, many people who love me from affair,
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but there's very few people who love him from up close. that's one of the saddest things he lost most, he lost that connection with the people he loved most. at a time when our own politics are perilous, he triumphed over and forgave people who imprisoned him for 27 years and took his life away and created a harmonious nation. that's a lesson for all of us. >> you were there outside the prison after he'd been released, 27 years in prison. >> i was. and we'd been waiting for it for a week. it was a regularly scheduled event. we knew exactly how it would happen, how it would be choreographed and these events are usually quite boring just because there are no surprises. we know exactly what's going to happen. but when he walked out, i felt it in my gut. it was almost life changing. we did not know who we were
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looking at. we did not know who he was. we hadn't seen a picture of him in 27 years. we hadn't heard a word from him in 27 years. we didn't know if we were going to see a man in -- a tottering old man who had been broken by the apartheid thug. it was only the next day at a news conference when he showed up and he was poised and graceful and funny, and he called on the journalists, who were the real apartheid journalists, by their first names and laughed with them that we thought -- oh, i thought, you know, he just might be able to pull it off. >> bob, he was 71. that's what's so amazing. he was so strong and so tall when he walked out, 71. >> the way to appreciate who he was is not so much to listen to all the speeches we'll be hearing the next few weeks. go to robben island and stand on
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that barren rock and look at capetown and stand there for a couple of hours and then try to imagine that you're there for 27 years and then try to imagine that you are let loose after 27 years and you don't take every weapon you can summon and kill the people who sent you there. >> he said, i don't want to be bitter. >> he could have done it. >> he could have. >> all he had to say when he got off robben island, okay, boys, let's get them. and there would have been a blood bath of unimaginable proportions. >> you told the story of a young girl wearing a mandela pin inside your blazer. huh to hide it why? >> images of mandela would have meant that you were in support of the anc and you would have been in trouble. it was the era of buttons. everybody was wearing buttons. somebody had sent us, i think from swaziland, a button with
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the picture of nelson mandela. my mom gave it tot me, wear it on the inside of your school blazer. >> how do you think he changed the world's perception of south africa? >> i think you talk about that moment of him walking out of prison, and we, who are not journalists, we saw him walking in that focused way that you gave us through the lens. and it wasn't the cavalcade that went past, it was a man in a gray suit walking, smiling, waving, and it was the pace, the way that he walked that just settled us all. i think it's the 11th of february, but in my mind, it was valentine's day. >> but people wanted to come to south africa after that. >> yes. it had been in our minds in our backgrounds, he'd been really the unspoken guest in some way always. >> rick, one of the things, as
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we talk about nelson mandela's grace you do point out, because you spent so much time with him and wrote what is this really incredible autobiography, is that he was bitter, though. >> yes, so many people would say to me afterwards, unimaginable. >> and that's normal. >> that he didn't have anger in his heart and bitterness in my heart. and i would smile inwardly because he was angry, he was bitter in so many ways but what he understood and what he learn in prison for him to become a leader of a united nonracial africa he had to hide every vestige of that. he couldn't let anybody see it. he always had to wear the mask of reconciliation. he never let that drop. if he didn't feel it at all, then he would be a saint. he wasn't a saint. he had all that bitterness, but he realized he could never let anyone see it. >> what's so wonderful is when we look at the pictures of the blacks and the whites outside of nelson mandela's home arm in arm together, there was a story this
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morning about a white woman and her black mate who were sobbing uncontrollably but both very happy to be there to pay respects. >> i don't know if bob knows it, the day he walks out, he walked out there and he was supposed to give a speech in the grand parade in capetown. he got in his bmw. they got lost on their way to the grand parade and they ended up in this beautiful lovely 100% white suburb and they needed directions. there was a young woman walking a baby in a pram. they stopped the car, nelson mandela got out to ask directions and said, may i hold your baby? he hadn't held a baby in 27 years. so this fantastic story. she was a very liberal woman and obviously honored in this case, but what an astonishing event just that little tiny thing nobody knew about. >> we must also remember that it was nelson mandela who saved the whites of south africa, which is why the apartheid regime at a
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certain point realized they were lost. sanctions had killed them. and their best hope for survive wal was nelson mandela because he was the man who could be the wreck si reck reck reckonciliator. >> so much unemployment, it's struggling. what will happen now without mandela? >> i don't know. the hope is that we're all reminded of what he told -- i think two principles he gave us. asked us to give up the demand that was made, which was for revenge. if you can give up that demand even though you are angry and it's human and natural to be angry, you would orient yourself toward the future of a country you imagined, and for some of us, like my grandmother, she died without the right to vote.
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but i had the right to vote because of mandela and everybody, i think the thing that we have to remember is he understood he had to have a good team around him. >> rick, how did he handle, after he left the presidency, all this adoration that he knew was his? with be musement, with what? >> no, he enjoyed it, charlie. he enjoyed a certain percentage of it. in many ways he was really the george washington of south africa and not just because he was the father of the nation but because he willingly stepped down from the presidency, which set a precedent for the rest of africa. he liked the fact that he had gone back to the farm, a la george washington and that people feted him. he learned a lot even after he left office. he had not been very progressive about hiv and aids while he was president. thabo mbeki had made a lot of mistakes. he criticized thabo after his presidency.
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he still remained engaged after the last couple of years. >> remember when people are comparing him to george washington, of course, but at the same time it's even more relevant, i think, to realize -- and this is the sad part -- that there's no one around today anywhere like him. if one wants to think of the last great politician, we're going back to the second world war. there's been nobody like that and there's nobody around today which just goes to show where our world has gone. >> and you have the last word on that. very well put. we thank you all. we'll show you now how the world's newspapers are documenting a,,
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that are when you think about moderation, truth, justice, the principles that are eternal, he represented those principles and, you know, may he rest eternally. >> actor and rapper ll cool j reflecting on what nelson mandela meant to him. he hosts the grammy nominations concert live this evening. producers plan a tribute to mandela. and you can see the special tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on cbs. and tomorrow night on cbs, a
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very special edition of "48 hours" nelson mandela, father of a nation. wynton marsalis will look at how music became a secret weapon in mandela's fight to free his country. that's tomorrow night at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on cbs. cbs. >> more thoughts on nelson mandela next on "cbs this morning." ,,,, a subaru...
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the life of nelson mandela captured the morning in
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newspapers and magazine covers. for instance, the yorker features a younger mandela with first raised during a trial. and president obama says mandela belongs to the ages. he once said he was a student of gandhi, now i think he was a student who became the teacher. the world was really his classroom for all of us, nelson mandela. >> i think i heard someone say he wasn't a hero of our time. he was a hero of all time. i think about the long walk to freedom, which is one of the titles of his autobiography. how long nelson mandela fought for freedom in south africa. 27 years in prison. not freed until he was 71 years old. >> you know, gayle, i think you said it earlier. we knew this day would come, but still when it comes -- >> it hurts. >> -- you remember. that does it for us. up next, your local news. we'll see you monday on "cbs this morning." -- captions by vitac --
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an investigation is underway into the construction of a e by good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. an investigation is under way into the construction of a barge by google on san francisco bay. google reportedly plans to open a floating retail store. a special commission is looking into whether google and the owners of a pier on treasure island have the necessary permits. the batkid returns to san francisco. 5-year-old miles scott won our hearts last month as he saved the city from evil villains. that was his dream as he battled and then beat cancer. miles will be back tomorrow to help with the make-a-wish fundraiser. this morning, the world is celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the former south african president died yesterday. he made a historic visit to
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oakland in 1990. the east bay played a key role in the anti-apartheid movement from congressional legislation to divesting in south africa. here's lawrence with the forecast. all right. another freezing start to the day headed outside right now and these temperatures still very cold out there. numbers again dropping off in the 20s and the 30s. you may see a couple of clouds near san francisco. we have an approaching storm system. and that storm could bring showers as we head in toward the afternoon especially late in the afternoon and then looks like cold enough that we could see some snow overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. highs today only expected to be in the 40s and the 50s. looks like could be raining overnight tonight. and then tomorrow, early on, then we dry things out. partly cloudy and chilly saturday. more sunshine still cool into sunday. we are going to check your "kcbs traffic" coming up next. did not. yes you did. [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get an 8 piece meal, any recipe, with a dozen cookies ked in-restaurant. the kfc festive feast. that's a lot for just $19.99!
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it is not looking good. northbound 101 along the peninsula, a crash approaching grant had been blocking al lanes. it was just cleared but the delays continue on northbound 101 and eastbound 380 approaching san bruno coming into south san francisco. use 280 as an alternate. bay bridge traffic looking great. it has been all morning. this is the lightest we have probably seen so far. metering lights are oncoming into san francisco. san mateo bridge traffic also looks great heading out of hayward. and the nimitz still sluggish as you pass the oakland coliseum towards those downtown oakland exits. mass transit on time.
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